Amazon surprises with profit jump

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Amazon shares have surged more than 14% in after-hours trading after it reported better than expected sales figures. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Introducing Partner Analytics

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CloudFlare has over 5,000 partner hosting providers. Every day, thousands of our partners’ customers take advantage of CloudFlare to help them be faster and more secure. The benefits to our partners aren’t just happier customers, they also translate into real savings. In the last month, for instance, we saved our partners more than 25 Petabytes…

Foil-lined wallet ‘cuts fraud risk’

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Putting a contactless payment card in a foil-lined wallet should prevent it being “read” by accident or fraud, researchers at Which? suggest. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Faster Tor on the horizon

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A high-speed anonymous way to browse the web is developed by security researchers. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Rate change text alert for savers

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Savers will receive a text message alert when their bonus introductory interest rate has expired, under proposals from the UK finance regulator. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Qualcomm to slash jobs and costs

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Qualcomm says it aims to cut costs and jobs and might restructure itself as it delivers a fresh profit warning in the face of rising competition. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

BT’s “Fibre Broadband” Finally Arrives in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute

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After a long wait some 2,700 premises in Rothesay, which is the main town of around 5,000 people on the Isle of Bute (West Scotland), have finally been given access to “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC) connectivity as part of the wider Digital Scotland project. Some may recall that Rothesay was the scene of some capacity…

New York backs down in Uber fight

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New York City has backed down in a row with taxi hailing app Uber, dropping plans to limit the number of cars it operates in the City. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Microsoft seeks revenge porn reports

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Microsoft joins Google and others in making it easier for revenge porn victims to have intimate images removed from search results and the cloud. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

AI triumphs at Pictionary-like task

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An AI program created by researchers in London uses a new technique to beat humans at recognising what sketches are supposed to depict. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Government and BT Pilot Brings FREE WiFi to 100 Public Libraries

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The Government appears to be carrying out its £7.4 million funding commitment for public libraries in England (March 2015 Budget), which pledged to “support libraries” by providing them with Internet access and WiFi connectivity. Apparently BT and Barclays are launching the related pilot scheme today with 100 libraries and community centres across the country. The…

UK Citizens Advice Accuses Broadband ISPs of False Price Promises

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The Citizens Advice agency has once again criticised the way in which some home broadband ISPs promote their services, such as via allegedly “hidden charges” like phone line rental, starter fees and router delivery costs. The gripes appear to be broadly similar to the last time that the agency raised this problem in December 2014…

Ofcom – No “Fibre Broadband” for the UK’s Final 5 Percent of Premises

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The CEO of the United Kingdom’s communications regulator, Sharon White, has told a Culture, Media and Sport Committee in Parliament that in her view those who live in the final 5% of premises that have yet to benefit from superfast broadband will not get “fibre” connectivity. “We are not going to get there through fibre,”…